Comment: Vicarious emotional

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Vicarious emotional

Vicarious emotional engagement in foreign political violence and disorder seems to be a form of sport for western urbanite Twitterers and other impotent mental defectives... pick the side that seems to be outgunned, find a picture of a scared child, tweet it or make a blog post about it... from a safe coffee shop, and enjoy the rush of excitement, the moral self satisfaction and a temporary sense of meaning in an otherwise dull and meaningless life.

I have no idea whats going on in Turkey, but this picture is surely not going to make me pick one side or the other or in any way influence my judgement about it. It just lowers my opinion of western journos and bloggers.